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African Derivations
Program 905
Original Airdate: 11/17/1978

Subject Keywords
Asia - Civilization - African influences
Civilization, Western - African influences
Europe - Civilization - African influences
Greece - Civilization - African influences
Middle East - Civilization
Rome - Civilization - African influences

Subject Genre
Public Affairs: Current Events

Program Description
Mario Valdes, a historian, producer, and writer, formerly with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the Canadian Film Board, and the research staff of Say Brother, presents a compilation of segments he prepared between 1976 and 1978 for Say Brother's "Third World Connection" series. Valdes introduces and enriches the content presented in these original segments, which focuses on the genealogical impact and cultural contributions that Africa made to ancient Greek, Roman, Chinese, and Middle Eastern civilizations. Program narrated over photographs of historical prints, paintings, sculpture, and maps with in-studio commentary by Valdes.

Producer
Barbara Barrow-Murray
Mario de Valdes y Cocom

Associate Producer
Melvin Moore

Director
Brian Clarke
Eric Himes

Host
Mario Valdes

Others
Ron Buccheri (stage manager)
Nancy Carey (intern)
Vern Coleman (audio)
Doug DeVitt (videotape recordist)
Rebecca Hill (fashion consultant)
Pat Kane (videotape recordist)
Webster Lewis (theme music)
Greg MacDonald (camera)
Gene Mackles (graphic designer)
John MacKnight (lighting assistant)
John MacKnight (videotape recordist)
Fran Mahard (scenic design)
Wil Morton (audio)
John Plausse (lighting director)
George Rivera (production assistant)
Iris Rosenthal (assistant cameraman)
David St. Onge (videotape recordist)
Aubrey Stewart (video)
Mario Valdes (researcher)
Conrad White (stage manager)
Eileen Yang (researcher)

Formats
Master (WGBH program) 2" videotape A2-06119
Original footage 2" videotape A2-06130
Original footage 2" videotape A2-06137
Preservation master beta SP cassette AP-01416
Preservation master digital beta cassette AP-01416A
Viewing copy 1/2" reel-to-reel videotape -2 (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy 1/2" reel-to-reel videotape -1 (item number not yet assigned)
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette -1 1963-60
Viewing copy 3/4" cassette -2 (item number not yet assigned)



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